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MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Often imitated but never duplicated.

The elusive vintage MXR Phase 90 guitar pedal is at the top of the list for pedal collectors world-wide. The original version—available from the company's inception to the late 70's—practically defined the classic phase shifter sound, and was heard on everything from hard rock to jazz-fusion and funk hits.

The MXR Custom Shop Script Phase 90 brings back the headroom and clarity of the original, along with its ultrawarm and smooth phasing and reduced midrange swell. And the pedal comes dressed in the original orange paint job and script logo, with an LED, direct from the MXR Custom Shop.


You'll never grow out of this phase - order now.

 
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MXR Custom ShopCSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great phaser pedal

      My expectations were by far exceeded with the sound of this pedal. I have been playing 16 years and don't know why it took me so long to try this pedal. I use this...Read complete review

      My expectations were by far exceeded with the sound of this pedal. I have been playing 16 years and don't know why it took me so long to try this pedal. I use this with my band and it really compliments the music I play.
      I'm really into Pink Floyd and this nails the classic Gilmour tones in a very warm analog way. It does not have a volume drop and the pedal always seems smooth and just right when engaded and does not cause any unwanted pops or noises. If anything there may be slight increase in volume.

      The pedal is voiced in such a way that it sounds so good all you need is the one speed knob to go through quite a nice range of tones. I find that the pedal is useful at almost any speed and it is just so easy to set it and just play instead of tweak a bunch of knobs like most other pedals out there.

      The MXR is extremely musical and I am glad I bought this custom shop edition. It sounds a lot warmer/ better to my ears than the standard phase 90 and I think it surely was worth the small amount more this model has. I really enjoy this pedal and I pretty much think it has a home on my pedalboard.

      I also own a boss ph-3 which is junk compared to this, I like and use a lot of the boss pedals, Swear by the SD-1, and I have modded a few of mine but the ph-3 is not good for what I do and I plan to sell it asap. The boss phaser has huge volume loss when engaged that makes it not useful to me as a gigging musician especially in the 4 stage setting, and just sounds sterile and cold compared to the MXR. Who wants their volume to drop noticeably mid song??? It's that bad.

      I would reccomend this MXR to anyone who wants that true classis analog phaser tone. It is extremely easy to use and colors the tone so musically it is mesmerizing. Highly reccomended!!
      In this case only having one knob is a great feature. The pedal is very straight forward and extremely easy to dail in the perfect tone.
      Feels like it would last a very long time, extremely solid casing and the pedal just feels like it is good quality when you pick it up. Seems to be well built inside and out.
      This is a really good deal for a custom shop pedal that really nails the warm classic swooshy phaser tones I wanted,

      VS

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      A stagnant classic

      This pedal is legendary, and that is how it is marketed. Listen to Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti or the first Van Halen album and you will find this al over the place. The...Read complete review

      This pedal is legendary, and that is how it is marketed. Listen to Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti or the first Van Halen album and you will find this al over the place. The problem is that this phaser is a one-trick pony. It is limited in what it does (while still sounding great). I have had it for four years but am quite bored with it and need something with more versatility other than this four stage phaser. Phasers have improved much since this one came out in 1974, so don't get caught up in that "retro is better" mentality. I am not knocking this pedal, but I know there is much more to explore out there.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vintage Phase Magic!

      By joejitsu

      from Chicago, IL

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The "script" Phase 90 from MXR is an awesome phaser. It is a milder phase pedal than what I am used to using, but that is a good thing. It's a faithful recreation of the original, with the addition of an led, and is built like a panzer. Highly recommended!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Shoulda bought the block letter phase 90

          By "Tired of The Road" Joe Morris

          from Norfolk, NE

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          • Responsive

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              Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

              After listening to a sound sample of Waylon Jennings using the box letter Phase 90, I went with the newer version Script Phase 90 because reviews said it had more features and was more subtle. I prefer the sound of what Jennings was getting, but the box letter 90 only operated on a battery, and I wasn't sure if it was a true bypass. The Script Phase 90 had both, and that's why I went with it. It works fine, it's just a little too subtle for my tastes. Had the box letter 90 been a true bypass and operated on a 9-volt adapter, I would've bought it instead. The Script version does have a nice little wave to it, but I prefer more bite.

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              A stagnant classic

              By SoundChaser

              from SE Asia

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Limited Selection Of Effects

              Best Uses

                Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This pedal is legendary, and that is how it is marketed. Listen to Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti or the first Van Halen album and you will find this al over the place. The problem is that this phaser is a one-trick pony. It is limited in what it does (while still sounding great). I have had it for four years but am quite bored with it and need something with more versatility other than this four stage phaser. Phasers have improved much since this one came out in 1974, so don't get caught up in that "retro is better" mentality. I am not knocking this pedal, but I know there is much more to explore out there.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BEST REISSUE PEDAL I'VE HEARD

                By tmurphy729

                from Des Moines, IA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • True Bypass Cool Retro
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None I've Found

                Best Uses

                • Using It On Bass Guitar

                Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                When I heard that were making a more modern version of the original script logo phase 90. I had to check it out. I've had an original 74 "Bud Box" and it still works great, but I don't want to take it out to the gig. While this new pedal has a slightly broader sweep, it's very much in the park with my original. Makes my Fender Basses sound sweet!

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                4.0

                It is what it is.

                By Paul E B

                from Quincy, IL

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects

                Cons

                • A Little Bit Noisy

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Sounds exactly like I expected it to. Really not much else to say. It's beauty is in it's simplicity and that classic sound.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth It

                By SeattleSide

                from WA

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                      Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      This pedal is good for both lead and rhythm guitar. The rubber foot wheel thingamajig is key for sure -finding what speed you want to dial in obviously is dependent on the song you're playing. It sounds very authentic to me, plus it's true bypass. It stays on the board. Thnx4readin.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Phaser

                      By Plexi-Paul

                      from PA

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                            Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Great phaser. Most of all, it is a one trick pony....and it does that trick very well. The tone is very warm with no side effects.

                            Truth be told, it is my second favorite sounding phaser with Boss's being my favorite. However, it is a close second. Add in the fact that it is bullet proof, idiot proof, very small footprint, and not capable of producing a bad sound....it stays on my live board.

                            I would replace it if it broke or was lost.

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                            4.0

                            Subtle but full sounding ...

                            By La Cabronita

                            from California

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances

                              Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              Tried it several places in the chain. very distinctive and full sounding but subtle so not over powering .. adds a nice touch to a lot of tunes .. I keep forgetting to turn it off.

                              Comment on this review

                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Classic phaser

                              Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              Very pleased - btw using this on bass.
                              I've always liked this pedal back from the 80's when I first encountered them. Classic unit. Rated an 8 because of the power on the side and not the back.
                              Excellent quality and very durable.
                              Good value - average price for a pedal.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great phaser pedal

                              By crazy Al

                              from Petersburg, Va

                              Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP-101CL Script Logo Phase 90 with LED Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              My expectations were by far exceeded with the sound of this pedal. I have been playing 16 years and don't know why it took me so long to try this pedal. I use this with my band and it really compliments the music I play.
                              I'm really into Pink Floyd and this nails the classic Gilmour tones in a very warm analog way. It does not have a volume drop and the pedal always seems smooth and just right when engaded and does not cause any unwanted pops or noises. If anything there may be slight increase in volume.

                              The pedal is voiced in such a way that it sounds so good all you need is the one speed knob to go through quite a nice range of tones. I find that the pedal is useful at almost any speed and it is just so easy to set it and just play instead of tweak a bunch of knobs like most other pedals out there.

                              The MXR is extremely musical and I am glad I bought this custom shop edition. It sounds a lot warmer/ better to my ears than the standard phase 90 and I think it surely was worth the small amount more this model has. I really enjoy this pedal and I pretty much think it has a home on my pedalboard.

                              I also own a boss ph-3 which is junk compared to this, I like and use a lot of the boss pedals, Swear by the SD-1, and I have modded a few of mine but the ph-3 is not good for what I do and I plan to sell it asap. The boss phaser has huge volume loss when engaged that makes it not useful to me as a gigging musician especially in the 4 stage setting, and just sounds sterile and cold compared to the MXR. Who wants their volume to drop noticeably mid song??? It's that bad.

                              I would reccomend this MXR to anyone who wants that true classis analog phaser tone. It is extremely easy to use and colors the tone so musically it is mesmerizing. Highly reccomended!!
                              In this case only having one knob is a great feature. The pedal is very straight forward and extremely easy to dail in the perfect tone.
                              Feels like it would last a very long time, extremely solid casing and the pedal just feels like it is good quality when you pick it up. Seems to be well built inside and out.
                              This is a really good deal for a custom shop pedal that really nails the warm classic swooshy phaser tones I wanted,

                              Comment on this review

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